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The deal cut between Bank of America and the government's housing monsters is—finally—coming under scrutiny on Capitol Hill.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has written her first opinion for the Supreme Court, taking up sides with a credit card company and against a debtor in a bankruptcy dispute.
The court decided the case by an 8-to-1 vote, ruling that Jason Ransom could not shield income from his creditors by claiming a $471 monthly car allowance for his 2004 Toyota Camry. Even though the law allows for a $471 car allowance to be excluded from payments to creditors, the court interpreted the law to mean that only car owners who owe money on their cars could take advantage of the allowance. Ransom owned the Camry outright.
Robert Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays Bank —and the highest-paid banker in the United Kingdom—took to the barricades to defend the right of bankers to be compensated with eye-popping sums.
Today in London, Diamond told the House of Commons : "The biggest issue is putting the blame game behind us. The time for remorse is over."
Apple's iPhone is now on Verizon wireless.
Since the time of its initial release, in January 2007, the iPhone had only been available for AT&T wireless. Until today.
Amid much fanfare—at 11:11 AM on 01/11/2011—Verizon wireless made their official iPhone announcement.
Vikram, change the bulb!
That’s basically the message to Citi from Mike Mayo, Credit Agricole’s financial sector analyst in his first note since meeting with management in October, 2010. Mike notes Citi’s “belated” but necessary strategy to “…spend US $3 to $4 billion extra for consumer banking over three years." His latest concern is not so much with strategy but with Citi's execution of its strategy. He points out that some of Citi's older, legacy branches are in need of such basic fixes as a new bulb.
It's a big week for energy bulls. Crude is pushing higher on the supply disruption worries from the Trans Alaska Pipeine closure, the floods in Australia are increasing U.S. coal demand, and lower surplus reserves are expected to push natural gas prices higher.
With all these drivers ramping up, I decided to get the outlook of John Hofmeister, Former President and CEO of U.S. Operaitons for Shell Oil and Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy.
One of the pleasures of the new openness from Goldman Sachs is getting to delve a bit more deeply into the inner workings of the vampire squid. And one thing that is apparent: the blood funnel was especially thirsty during the first few months of 2010.
Looking at Goldman's new disclosure of operating results by segment , it's obvious that Goldman's traders had a mammoth first quarter last year. The firm's fixed income, currency and commodities traders recorded over $6 billion in revenues for the first three months of the year. The equities traders took in nearly $1.3 billion.
Hugh Hefner has had the greatest job in the world for my entire biological life: And he isn't slowing down.
After taking Playboy public in 1971, Hefner appears to have completed a transaction to return the company to a private corporation.
Bank of America is the target of the next "megaleak" from WikiLeaks, according to a person who has close contact with top people at Wikileaks.
Is Goldman Sachs 'Opening Up'? [Wall Street Journal] "Goldman Sachs Group Inc., seeking to beat back criticism that it abused its muscle and trading savvy to put its own interests ahead of clients, agreed to release details on how and where the Wall Street giant makes its money. In a 63-page report set to be released Tuesday, Goldman says that for the first time in its 142-year-history, it will start disclosing how much revenue comes from the firm's own trading and investing, according to a copy of the report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. "
Get Ready for More WikiLeaks [CNBC via Reuters] "WikiLeaks will step up its publication schedule of secret documents, founder Julian Assange announced Tuesday, promising more revelations based on the group's stash of confidential U.S. embassy cables and other leaks. Assange, 39, spoke to reporters outside London's high-security Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, where he and his lawyers appeared for a hearing in his fight against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted in a sex-crimes inquiry."
The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals.
Shares in global bank rise on Q1 results just days after its annual general meeting, at which it said that it was considering moving from London.
The Swiss banking giant reported a hike in profit for its first quarter, despite the SNB's shock decision to unpeg its currency from the euro.